Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie Welcome Twin Sons

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie

The Prince and Princess of Prussia are now proud parents of two boys. The twins were born on January 20 in Bremen, Germany. A statement released by Prince Georg Friedrich today announced the births with “great joy and gratitude”. The mother and children are all doing well.

The elder twin is named Carl Friedrich and the younger one – Louis Ferdinand. Carl Friedrich is the Heir Apparent to the headship of the House of Hohenzollern. The names have strong history in the family; it is also possible the eldest boy was named in honour of Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern (head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen). The younger boy is named after Prince Georg’s father – Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.

The boys are the first great-great-great-grandsons of Wilhelm II, Germany’s last Emperor. Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand were born almost exactly two years after their parents got engaged; Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Isenburg announced their engagement on January 21, 2011. They got married civilly on 25 August 2011, and religiously on 27 August 2011 – the 950th anniversary of the founding of the House of Hohenzollern. Their religious wedding was broadcast live by public television.

Congratulations to the happy couple on their double joy!

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  1. Nini

     /  January 21, 2013

    Very interesting Ari :)

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  2. I think it’s Karl, not Carl. Carl is the Americanized spelling. Karl is the Germanic spelling, and given the fact that he’s a GERMAN Prince, Karl makes more sense.

    I just checked the official website, and there is no release listed. The last release was about their wedding in 2011.

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    • @ Marcia – Thank you for reading and commenting on the artice. :) The elder twin’s name is Carl Friedrich (with a C); you can check the official release in the link below (the German version of the official website of the House of Hohenzollern was updated, the English one wasn’t). The name of the head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (who, presumably, the boy is named after) is indeed Karl Friedrich (with a K).

      http://www.preussen.de/de/heute.html

      @ Nini – I’m glad you liked the article. :)

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